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Design and Optimisation of a Purpose Built Covered Anaerobic Lagoon - Stage 1

Project start date: 31 March 2011
Project end date: 20 August 2013
Publication date: 01 August 2013
Livestock species: Sheep, Goat, Lamb, Grassfed cattle, Grainfed cattle
Relevant regions: National
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This area focuses on the application of covered anaerobic lagoons in the red meat industry. Anaerobic lagoons remain the most widely used approach to wastewater treatment in the red meat industry, however in recent years installation of covered anaerobic lagoons has increased many-fold. Some plants start from green-field digging new lagoons, whereas other plants cover current lagoons. Research themes cover many different aspects including lagoon design, cover material and installation as well as biogas composition and cleaning.

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Project manager: Duncan Veal
Primary researcher: Geolyse Pty Limited